Biden Regime Ordered Removal and Arrest of Prime Minister
The tensions between Imran Khan and the United States can be traced back to 2018 when President Trump accused Pakistan of not doing enough in the War on Terror. Despite receiving billions in aid from the US, Khan faced criticism for the perceived lack of support from Pakistan. In response, Khan vehemently denied allegations of aiding Taliban insurgents and harboring Osama bin Laden, who was found hiding near a military compound in Abbottabad.
In a turn of events, Imran Khan lost his majority in parliament after clashes with the military, leading to a vote of no confidence in April 2022. This loss of support marked a significant blow to Khan’s political career and paved the way for further scrutiny and opposition.
In May of this year, Imran Khan was arrested outside the High Court in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. Paramilitary forces surrounded Khan after he entered the court premises, resulting in injuries to five police officers and the arrest of 43 protesters. The arrest sparked outrage among Khan’s supporters, who viewed it as a politically motivated move to silence him.
Recently, The Intercept published leaked diplomatic cables that shed light on the United States’ pressure on Pakistan to remove Imran Khan from office. These cables reveal that the U.S. State Department encouraged the Pakistani government to take action against Khan due to his neutral stance on the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The leaked cables indicate that the U.S. believed Khan’s visit to Moscow and his failure to support the war against Russia would have far-reaching consequences for Pakistan’s relations with the international community.
One of the leaked cables includes a conversation between Donald Lu, the Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, and Asad Majeed Khan, Pakistan’s ambassador to the U.S. During this conversation, Lu expressed concerns about Pakistan’s neutral stance on Ukraine, stating that it did not appear genuinely neutral to the U.S. Lu suggested that if a no-confidence vote against Khan succeeded, it would be forgiven in Washington due to Khan’s visit to Moscow, seen as a decision made by the Prime Minister himself.
Imran Khan and his supporters vehemently deny the allegations leveled against him. They argue that the charges of corruption are baseless and politically motivated. Khan’s arrest and subsequent imprisonment have further fueled allegations of political interference and raised concerns about the erosion of democratic principles in Pakistan.
With Imran Khan’s imprisonment, he has been rendered ineligible to run in the upcoming election. This development has significant implications for Pakistan’s political landscape, as Khan was widely regarded as one of the country’s most popular politicians. The removal of Khan from the political equation may lead to a reshuffling of power dynamics and further polarization among different factions.
The leaked cables and the alleged involvement of the Biden regime in pressuring Pakistan to remove Imran Khan from office have raised questions about the United States’ role in international affairs, undermining the principles of sovereignty and democracy, and further tarnishing the image of the Biden administration in the international community.